New Lancaster study 'reimagines infertility'

(Lancaster University) New research from Lancaster University has identified the 'invisible infertile', a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly into popular notions of who is at risk of infertility. Around the world, the 'invisible infertile' includes racial and ethnic minorities, those with limited economic resources, those who do not have access to affordable healthcare, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and more often men than women.
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AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONDoes the provision of fertility (compared to control) information affect fertility-related knowledge, perceived threat of infertility, anxiety, physical stress and fertility plans in adolescents and emerging adults?SUMMARY ANSWERThe provision of fertility information was associated with increased fertility knowledge (emerging adults) and greater infertility threat (adolescents and emerging adults).WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYAccording to fertility education research, adolescents and emerging adults know less than they should know about fertility topics. Fertility knowledge can be improved through the provisi...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The prevalence of infertility in the United States is estimated to be 7-15%. There has been conflicting data in regard to the health outcomes of offspring born to infertile couples and follow up of offspring can be challenging. As such, longer term health outcomes of these offspring remain uncertain. We sought to determine the impact of infertility in male and females on their offspring in various categories.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Infertility: Epidemiology & Evaluation I Source Type: research
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CONCLUSIONS: We were unable to identify any eligible studies for inclusion in this review and hence it is not possible to draw any conclusions based on randomised controlled studies. However, we are aware of uncontrolled studies which support the efficacy of newborn screening for galactosaemia. There are a number of reviews and economic analyses of non-trial literature suggesting that screening is appropriate. PMID: 29274129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
This study reports for the first time the vertical transmission of r(15) in three consecutive generations of a family, including a subfertile man, his mother and his newborn infant. Array comparative genomic hybridization results revealed a 563 kb deletion of 15q26.3, overlapping the OMIM genes SNRP1, PCSK6 and TM2D3. The hemizygosity was confirmed with real-time quantitative PCR. Regarding haploinsufficiency in 15q26.3, based on phenotypic characteristics of the carriers, the only rational conclusion is that SNRPA1, PCSK6 and TM2D3 are not gene-dosage sensitive and are probably inherited in an autosomal-recessive m...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the effects of psychodrama on feelings of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness, as well as the level of self-esteem in female patients with infertility. The study sample consisted of 30 female patients with infertility, who applied to the In Vitro Fertilisation Unit of a university hospital in Ankara. Initially, Beck ’s Depression Inventory, Beck’s Anxiety Inventory, Beck’s Hopelessness Scale, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale were administered to recruited patients twice, before and after the start of the psychodrama practice. 8 weeks of psychodrama were practised w...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research
PDF Version (233 KB) About This Article Received: 1 September 2017 Accepted: 9 September 2017 Published: 1 November 2017 Address correspondence to C. Carignan, Department of Environmental Health, Building 1, 14th Floor, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA. Phone: (617) 432-4572. Email: carignan@hsph.harvard.edu Note to readers with disabilities: EHP strives to ensure that all journal content is accessible to all readers. However, some figures and Supplemental Material published in EHP articles may not conform to 508 standards due to the complexity of the information being presented. If...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
Conclusions: Concentrations of MnBP, MBzP and MEHP similar to those found in the urine of pregnant women consistently altered hCG and PPARγ expression in primary placental cells. These findings provide evidence for the molecular basis by which phthalates may alter placental function, and they provide a preliminary mechanistic hypothesis for opposite responses by sex. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1539 Received: 23 December 2016 Revised: 6 September 2017 Accepted: 18 September 2017 Published: 31 October 2017 Address correspondence to J.J. Adibi, 130 Desoto Street, Parran Hall 5132, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA. Telephone...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This report presents baseline estimates of the use of these preventive services before the publication of QFP that can be used to monitor progress toward improving the quality of preventive care received by women and men of reproductive age. PERIOD COVERED: 2011-2013. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM: Three surveillance systems were used to document receipt of preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age as recommended in QFP. The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) collects data on factors that influence reproductive health in the United States since 1973, with a focus on fertility, sexual act...
Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
One of the most important things my mother taught me was to choose my friends intelligently. From a very young age, I remember my mother quoting Proverbs to me and telling me this, “Choose your counsel wisely.” The older I get, the more I believe who I allow to influence me plays an enormous part in the place I find myself in today. Research has shown you become like the five people you spend the most time with. I would argue that you also see the world through the eyes of those who you listen to the most. This is why I choose very carefully who I allow into my daily life, and why I find myself every few months...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Practice Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs
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